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Kirsten’s Story – The Myth of Perfection

My friends and family know that I am not one for being the center of attention. I much prefer to be the wallflower and observer. However, when you pray for God to give you platforms to share your story for His glory, when there once was a time you didn’t believe you even really had a story to tell, and He opens the door for opportunities, you say yes and step in. My word ....

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Bethany’s Story – Finding Life after Loss

Bethany’s Story – Finding Life after Loss

It was 5:15 a.m. 27 December 2012 when a horrendous scream jolted me awake. At first I thought I was having a nightmare, I could hear words being formed but I refused to believe that they were true. ‘He’s dead, He’s dead!’ It was my mother’s voice and within a split second I was fully awake. My father was dead. I jumped out of bed and ran to my parent’s room. My mot....

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Norma’s Story – A New Life

Norma’s Story – Out of the Ruins

I was 14 years old when my father left. I came home from school to see my mother stirring a saucepan of gravy at the stove. When I asked her ‘where’s dad?’ she simply said ‘he’s gone’. When I asked why she replied ‘because we don’t get on anymore’ and kept stirring the gravy. I ran out of the house crying and went to my friend’s house. I was so upset. I didn....

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Andrea’s Story - One Smooth Stone

Andrea’s Story – One Smooth Stone

Deep in my heart I sensed that 2001 would be a difficult year for me.  My teaching contract in Hong Kong was coming to an end and I was not looking forward to saying farewell to all of the precious friends that I had made over the last two years. What I did not anticipate is that my time in Hong Kong would end so suddenly and traumatically. It all began with what I thought &he....

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Bailey’s Story – Lessons from the Dog Beach

Bailey’s Story – Lessons from the Dog Beach

I took our dog Bailey to the beach today. We are fortunate to have a number of ‘off leash’ beaches only minutes from where we live and they provide a great space for our very active pup, to burn off some energy. We visit the beach most weeks and every time we go Bailey’s reaction is exactly the same – pure, unadulterated joy. It doesn’t matter whether it is sunny and ....

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